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Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by CaracasBass, Jul 18, 2001.


  1. Roundwound

    123 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. Flatwound

    34 vote(s)
    20.7%
  3. Groundwound

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  4. I use carrots for strings

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. Im a bass god and dont need trival things like strings

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  6. other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Which is your favorite kind of strings (brand, type, etc etc etc)??

    I prefer roundwounds because the brigth sound last longer
    Now I´m using Dean Markley Blue Steel, I like them more than Ernie Ball or Dáddario.
     
  2. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
    I just put some Dean Markley Nickel Plated Blue Steels on and they sound awesome but unfortunately it seems they've discontinued the nickel-plated ones.
     
  3. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Rotosound RS88-LD tapewound

    T/I AB344 roundwound phosphorbronze on nylon core

    T/I JF344 flatwound

    T/I JR344 roundwound :eek:
     
  4. roundwounds right now, but im plaining to try some flats
     
  5. Even though my opinion changes quite often, for now I like Ernie ball Power slinkys on my p-bass and the Dean Markley Blue steel on my Jazz 5.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    For roundwonds: nickel or, in a pinch, stainless, DR Lo Riders. Flats: D'adarrio chromes or EB's. I have no favorite winding. This week I'm using RW"s, next week it could be flats. I switch very often.
     
  7. seamus

    seamus

    Feb 8, 2001
    Jersey
    DR Lo Riders (stainless)
    Rotosound RS66 (stainless)
     
  8. Jeb

    Jeb

    Jul 22, 2001
    USA
    Try Webstrings.com

    I use their 035-090 nickel wounds on my Ric and will try the 040-095s on my jazz bass next time.
    Very bright and punchy - well suited to the Ric tone that I'm after and they play wonderful.

    $10.50 a set (no shipping charges).
     
  9. oozon

    oozon

    Aug 11, 2001
    Sweden, Malmo
    DR Hi-Beams 45-125 or LaBella Hard Rockin' Steels (45-128) for my 35" Ibanez BTB 5 string.
     
  10. steinbergerxp2

    steinbergerxp2 Guest

    Jul 11, 2001
    LaBella Hand Polished Quarter Rounds
    -or-
    GHS Brite Flats
     
  11. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    La Bella Hard Rockin' Steels come standard on Lakland basses, ya know :D

    Im using Elixir nano web 45-100 on my bass right now and I dont really like them. Im gonna switch to blue steels if they ever wear out. :(
     
  12. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    is groundwound a joke, or some string type i don't know about?
     
  13. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I included them because they are mentioned in Bass Gear (special edition) from Bass Player Magazine in a review called "A guide to bass strings" ....
    maybe you know them as "halfround" strings.......
     
  14. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    that i do.. thankyou very much
     
  15. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    No problem!!!!
    I should wrote halfrounds on the poll instead of groundwounds.... :D
     
  16. DR Highbeams, I love them:D
    The guitarists I play with use a very crisp distortion, so I try to use a very natural and attacking tone, and the Highbeams sound really alive! A bit expensive though:(
     
  17. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Lakland Joe Osborn flats on my 4 and 5.
    Doc
     
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dean Markley medium gauge SR2000's.

    <img src="http://www.deanmarkley.com/Images/SR2000.jpg">

    :confused:Why is there a Will Lee signature set for 6 string, when he doesn't play the 6?:confused:
     
  19. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Roundwound Roto 66's are my all time favourite. I also like Trace Elliot roundwounds an Warwick Red labels


    I despise Elites - I break 'em too often!

    I do want to try ground/half round, and I believe Roto do a Pressure wound - these are roundwound that are rolled between high pressure rollers. The result is a 'flat' wound type string in feel , and a roundwound type string in sound! Allegedly!!



    Edited - To get my facts right!